How to stay informed

Trinity will update this website with information, resources and FAQs as the situation evolves. Students and parents should also continue to check email and text for updates should the situation change.

 I’m now off campus and cannot stop by someone’s office.  How do I find support?
Staff and faculty remain committed to supporting your learning. As shared in an email with all students from Vice President for Student Life, Becky Starkenburg, each student will have a student success coach to support you through this season. Student success coaches, as well as all student life and athletics staff are available via Microsoft Teams for drop in calls, chats. Microsoft Teams is also a great resource for you to host a group meeting to connection with your friends at Trinity. And, in addition to Moodle, many of your faculty will be using it for their office hours. We encourage you download Microsoft Teams and use this resource available to you as a Trinity student. 

Will academic accommodations be available to me during this time of online learning?
Yes!  Please access tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, and the writing center through the normal Trollweb access. Those resources continue to be staffed and available to students. 

Where else can I find information about resources available to students?
We are updating Trollweb regularly, so please continue to access Trollweb as you have in the past for links to student resources.  We have a Student Guide to Online Learning and Social Distancing available as a quick resource.   COVID-19 updates will continue to be offered on Trinity’s COVID-19 webpage.

Will there be housing/meal plan refunds?
Trinity has communicated with students about these credits and have adjusted their accounts accordingly.

Is there information about the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund for Students available?
Information about the CARES Act -Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund is available.  For questions, please contact the Financial Aid offices.

What about on campus work?
In-person, on-campus student employment has been suspended. We encourage student workers to reach out to their supervisors if they have particular questions.  

Can I come onto Trinity’s campus?
At this time, access to Trinity’s physical campus in Palos Heights is currently limited due to Governor Pritzker’s stay-at-home order, announced March 20, 2020. Most buildings are locked and inaccessible to students.  Students, please contact Campus Safety and Security at the number found on your student ID card should you need to access campus for any reason.  

What about my campus mail?
The Mail and Print Center is open, though with limited operations.  Mail continues to be received on campus. If you would like your mail or packages to be forwarded to another address, please contact them via email at mailcenter@trnty.edu.  

What about rental books?
Rental books that would have been due on May 1 are now due on September 3, 2020.  Take the books home with you – you will need them to complete your classes!  Please contact the Bookstore with any further questions related to books (and check out the offerings – and deals – on the on-line store as well!).    

What if I have academic program related questions?
All faculty and department chairs will be in touch with students regularly starting Monday, March 23 (if not before!).  You may also email your professors directly. 

What about Trolls athletics?
The NAIA, NCCAA, and Trinity have suspended all athletic contests for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year. Please check the Trolls Athletics website, which will be updated as we receive information from the NAIA and NCCAA.    

What about May 2020 Commencement?
Trinity will hold a virtual conferral on what would have been graduation day.  An actual commencement will be held when Illinois’ Restore Plan allows for large gatherings.

What about the 2020-21 Housing Process for Returning Students?
The 2020-2021 Housing Selection Process for Returning Students will be completely online.  Students can begin accessing the “housing intent” form via their student portal (under the “My Housing” section) starting Friday, March 27.

Submission Deadlines 
For students/groups requesting to live in the Tibstra 5-person apartments or Alumni Hall 6-person suites: Thursday, April 2 at 5pm*
For all other students/groups, the priority deadline for submission is Monday, April 20 at 12pm.
Those who submit housing preference forms for the Tibstra Apartments or Alumni Hall 6-person suites will receive placement confirmation by Monday, April 6. 

Specific Suite Placements 
After the priority deadlines have passed, Residence Life staff will assign groups to specific suites based on availability, preference, and community considerations.  There will not be a room draw this year; however, students are invited to include any specific assignment requests in their housing preference form for the Residence Life staff to review. Students will be notified of their housing placements by Monday, April 27. 

All updated information in regards to COVID-19 and the campus reopening plan can be found on the Reopening pages.

What is the status of events on campus?
All events are cancelled through April 30. We have not yet made a decision to alter or cancel events on campus past April 30th. Right now our plan to stand in hope that this situation will be contained or eradicated in the coming weeks by the grace of God.

What is the status of SALT classes?
The flourishing of our campus community and its health and safety are of utmost importance to us at Trinity. With that priority in mind, we believe that it is in the best interest of our community and our neighbors to cancel all SALT [Seasoned Adults Learning at Trinity] offerings through April 30.

This decision follows Trinity’s steps to suspend in-person, on-campus classes for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester for all students.

We continue to monitor this evolving situation, and information about May courses will be released as soon as decisions are made. We do not yet have details about rescheduling courses or reimbursements for classes and membership fees, but we will be in touch as more information is available.

+ STUDENT & PARENT INFO

 I’m now off campus and cannot stop by someone’s office.  How do I find support?
Staff and faculty remain committed to supporting your learning. As shared in an email with all students from Vice President for Student Life, Becky Starkenburg, each student will have a student success coach to support you through this season. Student success coaches, as well as all student life and athletics staff are available via Microsoft Teams for drop in calls, chats. Microsoft Teams is also a great resource for you to host a group meeting to connection with your friends at Trinity. And, in addition to Moodle, many of your faculty will be using it for their office hours. We encourage you download Microsoft Teams and use this resource available to you as a Trinity student. 

Will academic accommodations be available to me during this time of online learning?
Yes!  Please access tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, and the writing center through the normal Trollweb access. Those resources continue to be staffed and available to students. 

Where else can I find information about resources available to students?
We are updating Trollweb regularly, so please continue to access Trollweb as you have in the past for links to student resources.  We have a Student Guide to Online Learning and Social Distancing available as a quick resource.   COVID-19 updates will continue to be offered on Trinity’s COVID-19 webpage.

Will there be housing/meal plan refunds?
Trinity has communicated with students about these credits and have adjusted their accounts accordingly.

Is there information about the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund for Students available?
Information about the CARES Act -Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund is available.  For questions, please contact the Financial Aid offices.

What about on campus work?
In-person, on-campus student employment has been suspended. We encourage student workers to reach out to their supervisors if they have particular questions.  

Can I come onto Trinity’s campus?
At this time, access to Trinity’s physical campus in Palos Heights is currently limited due to Governor Pritzker’s stay-at-home order, announced March 20, 2020. Most buildings are locked and inaccessible to students.  Students, please contact Campus Safety and Security at the number found on your student ID card should you need to access campus for any reason.  

What about my campus mail?
The Mail and Print Center is open, though with limited operations.  Mail continues to be received on campus. If you would like your mail or packages to be forwarded to another address, please contact them via email at mailcenter@trnty.edu.  

What about rental books?
Rental books that would have been due on May 1 are now due on September 3, 2020.  Take the books home with you – you will need them to complete your classes!  Please contact the Bookstore with any further questions related to books (and check out the offerings – and deals – on the on-line store as well!).    

What if I have academic program related questions?
All faculty and department chairs will be in touch with students regularly starting Monday, March 23 (if not before!).  You may also email your professors directly. 

What about Trolls athletics?
The NAIA, NCCAA, and Trinity have suspended all athletic contests for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year. Please check the Trolls Athletics website, which will be updated as we receive information from the NAIA and NCCAA.    

What about May 2020 Commencement?
Trinity will hold a virtual conferral on what would have been graduation day.  An actual commencement will be held when Illinois’ Restore Plan allows for large gatherings.

What about the 2020-21 Housing Process for Returning Students?
The 2020-2021 Housing Selection Process for Returning Students will be completely online.  Students can begin accessing the “housing intent” form via their student portal (under the “My Housing” section) starting Friday, March 27.

Submission Deadlines 
For students/groups requesting to live in the Tibstra 5-person apartments or Alumni Hall 6-person suites: Thursday, April 2 at 5pm*
For all other students/groups, the priority deadline for submission is Monday, April 20 at 12pm.
Those who submit housing preference forms for the Tibstra Apartments or Alumni Hall 6-person suites will receive placement confirmation by Monday, April 6. 

Specific Suite Placements 
After the priority deadlines have passed, Residence Life staff will assign groups to specific suites based on availability, preference, and community considerations.  There will not be a room draw this year; however, students are invited to include any specific assignment requests in their housing preference form for the Residence Life staff to review. Students will be notified of their housing placements by Monday, April 27. 

+ FACULTY & STAFF INFO

All updated information in regards to COVID-19 and the campus reopening plan can be found on the Reopening pages.

+ EVENTS AND SALT INFO

What is the status of events on campus?
All events are cancelled through April 30. We have not yet made a decision to alter or cancel events on campus past April 30th. Right now our plan to stand in hope that this situation will be contained or eradicated in the coming weeks by the grace of God.

What is the status of SALT classes?
The flourishing of our campus community and its health and safety are of utmost importance to us at Trinity. With that priority in mind, we believe that it is in the best interest of our community and our neighbors to cancel all SALT [Seasoned Adults Learning at Trinity] offerings through April 30.

This decision follows Trinity’s steps to suspend in-person, on-campus classes for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester for all students.

We continue to monitor this evolving situation, and information about May courses will be released as soon as decisions are made. We do not yet have details about rescheduling courses or reimbursements for classes and membership fees, but we will be in touch as more information is available.